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Friend in Venice Tours

Venice, Italy
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About Friend in Venice Tours
Life is a journey, travelling is living twice.” – Omar Khayyam – (Persian poet of XII century)I am a tour leader. I visited many countries… not to find myself, tot o learn how to live. And from you, and all of those I met during my journeys I learned something.This is the reason why I love my job. For me it represents an opportunity to meet men and women from different places and with different cultures.
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VancouverJoey wrote a review May 8
North Vancouver, Canada14 contributions4 helpful votes
Our guide, Nadia, was a true treasure. She was prompt, highly organized and very knowledgeable. We learned a great deal of interesting history as we walked along the narrow streets. She continuously pointed out facts and drew our attention to many artifacts, we otherwise would have passed by in blind ignorance.Nadia was full of infectious energy and a true joy to tour with. I highly recommend a tour with Nadia .
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Response from friendinvenice, Owner at Friend in Venice Tours
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. My time with you has flown by. Needless to say, the result of the tour all depends on my guests. Together we have formed a nice team, your sympathy, curiosity and above all the trust you have placed in me has helped me a lot to the creation of this tour. Up there someone loves me and in my life path I always meet wonderful people like you kiss kisses Nadia
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Elena B wrote a review Dec 2021
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Nadia was kind hearted, outgoing, friendly and knowledgeable. What was great about this tour - beyond the guide - was that it was a terrific combination of a general water tour of Venice, with the Arsenale and an area of Venice less traveled by other tourists. Highly recommend it, for something differen
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Date of experience: December 2021
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Response from friendinvenice, Owner at Friend in Venice Tours
Responded Dec 24, 2021
Cara Elena, thank you for taking some of your time to write this fantastic review.I agree with you the Arsenale and Castello are rarely visited and yet the Arsenale was the heart of the venetian naval industry from the XII century.I really hope that your testimony helps to understand that Venice deserves a longer stay becouse the places and history of Venice is unique . Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family Baci baci Nadia
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Christina R wrote a review Dec 2021
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Nadia was wonderful! She was responsive over email throughout the scheduling process, chose a meeting point that was easy for us, and provided an extremely warm and gracious presence throughout our entire experience with her. She said to us at one point, "If you want me to just list out historical dates, you can read Wikipedia instead! I am here to give you the FEELING of being a true Venetian!" And she was 100% right. From popping into beautiful tucked away spots to drink a prosecco, to taking us to hidden rooftops for views, to providing details about the stones and bricks and chimneys of the city, we got a view of Venice that the typical one-size-fits-all tour wouldn't be able to provide. Thank you Nadia for making our trip special!
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Response from friendinvenice, Owner at Friend in Venice Tours
Responded Dec 3, 2021
Hi Fantastic friends thank you so much for your kind fantastic review and as regards date i would like to tell you also that when we talk about history it is not easy to talk about dates, initially the time was measured differently The first indications that the man used to distinguish the different times of the day were of natural character • Day and night, indicated from the succession of the sun and of the Moon. • The monthly period, indicated by the succession of the phases of the Moon • The succession of seasons, for the annual cycle Baci baci Nadia
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Patty R wrote a review Oct 2021
Fernandina Beach, Florida18 contributions6 helpful votes
We just returned from a trip to Venice. My husband and I are well travelled and have been to Venice previously, and frankly, it wasn’t our favorite city. The glut of visitors and tourist-oriented shops and restaurants diminished this historic city in our eyes. Since our trip ended in Venice I was determined to give the city another try and take a different approach to see it for the city others rave about. I booked a private “Venice for Pleasure” tour with Nadia at Friend in Venice, two hours by foot and one hour on a private water taxi, and it made all the difference in the world! Nadia knows the city and it’s history like the back of her hand and within minutes of meeting her we were in tiny alleyways and passages where we had the area to ourselves. Nadia brought the history of the people to life, telling us stories of specific family buildings as we passed them and showing us an illustrated book that explained some of the structural aspects of the city designed to overcome obstacles (like how they built the many community wells to access fresh water). A “two dimensional” city became a vital, technicolor 3D experience. Nadia made sure that all of our senses were engaged.. she even took us to a darling “sandwich” (tramazzino)shop to sample some absolutely delicious local specialties. While on the water tour, Nadia and her partner, Captain Rafael, still took us behind the scenes. It was beautiful! A surprise was that Nadia took my phone to take some pictures of us. It ended up being a beautiful photo shoot! We didn’t quite realize what she was doing when she had the Captain reposition the boat to have the background scenery that she wanted. But when we looked at the photos after the tour, we were blown away at the beautiful pictures that she took to help us memorialize … the day we fell in love with Venice. Do yourself a favor…. Contact Nadia to make your trip memorable and to lift your heart because …you now have a friend in Venice.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Jen M. wrote a review Oct 2021
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We had the privilege of having Linda show us the beauty of Venice for two days. The first day was a food tour and the second was by boat. Our experience in Venice was incredible. She not only was very informative about the history of Venice but she knew all the hidden shops and restaurants only known to locals. Linda also reserved a boat for us last minute and took us on the most beautiful sights of Venice during sunset. She also reserved a table for us at the most amazing restaurant overlooking the Grand Canal. Weeks after our tour, Linda emailed me the recipe of our favorite dishes from the trip. She made our trip the most memorable experience and we cannot wait to go back.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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